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Outline Reminders about essay Dionysus and Thebes Tragedy in Athens Something to do with Dionysus? 2
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Paper reminder Please see me after class with any questions about Perseus/Artstor or footnotes If you got a draft back, beware the Great awk. (awkward) and the dreaded rep. (repetitive) Remember to spell check. Please italicize titles. 3
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Foundation of Thebes Cadmus sent by Agenor in search of Europa Founds city of Thebes by following a cow and killing a huge serpent/dragon Sows teeth of dragon: men (Spartoi) grow out of the earth; survivors found Thebes Married Harmonia, turned into a snake at end of life Family unlucky: Semele, Ino, Agave, 4
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‘Birth’ of Dionysus The child was torn out of her womb unfinished, And – this part is scarcely credibly – was sewn Into his father’s thigh, where he was brought to term. His mother’s sister, Ino, secretly Cared for the babe and then surrendered him 5
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6 Hermes brings Dionysus to the nymphs of Nysa Attic white-ground calyx krater 440-435 BCE
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8 The Daughters of Minyas Minyas son of Orchomenos had daughters, namely Leucippe, Arsippe, and Alcathoe, who proved to be amazingly industrious. Because the rest of the women abandoned the city and were now Bacchai in the mountains, the daughters were extremely critical of them until Dionysos disguised himself as a girl and advised them not to neglect the rites or mysteries of the god. But they would not listen, so Dionysos grew angry at their behavior and changed from a girl into a
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